Saturday, 14 May 2011

Technology: It's Life, Jim

And it's exactly as we know it...

Past couple of days have been quite frustrating for everyone using the Blogger service, yours truly included. Good Googlers apparently installed a new version on Wednesday and it promptly broke down. As I write this (on Friday, in my Google Mail - to myself) the service is still down, and any posts and comments after some time on Wednesday (including this post of mine) have disappeared, promised to return ASAP. So yes, you can still enjoy reading whatever people posted up until Wednesday, but no new posts are possible. Which is frustrating. Very frustrating if you think you've something to say, and nowhere else to say it. But if you look at some reactions it seems that on one side people are seeing this as akin the end of the world (it ain't) or at least feel that this is inexcusable and should be impossible in this day and age. To the former I can only say: get a life, but it is the latter that really go on my titsnerves (watch your language! there may be children here!). I mean, is there anything in life that is so perfect that it can't ever fail? Be realistic. Everything in nature, and human-made stuff even more, is prone to failure. You get ill and you fall and break your bones. Cars break down. Everything breaks down, for crying out loud. We can make stuff that doesn't break down often, but it will break down eventually. You may not be around to see it, but it will - trust me on this one.

Oh, and not to mention that the Blogger, with all it's failings is free...